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Did Spike Lee break the news of Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick?

Colin Kaepernick may have finally landed with an NFL team, and Spike Lee is super-excited about it.He and Kap have hung out multiple times over the years, and the two are friends, so Lee was clearly rooting for the former Niners signal-caller to get an opportunity to play for a new team.The Seahawks have been in talks with Kap, who could potentially back up Russell Wilson. Nothing is official yet, but Lee may have been known more than the rest of the public. He thanked head coach Pete...

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Spike Lee deletes Instagram post stating Colin Kaepernick signed with Seahawks

The director and avid sports fan deleted an Instagram post that announced the former 49ers quarterback had signed with Seattle

After what was reported as a positive visit with the Seahawks, former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick still remains unsigned. Director Spike Lee, who is a friend of the quarterback reported otherwise in a now deleted Instagram post. SB Nation captured a screen shot of it before it disappeared.

The report was quickly refuted by Seattle Times beat writer Bob...

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Spike Lee deletes post that Kaepernick signed with Seahawks

The director and avid sports fan deleted an Instagram post that announced the former 49ers quarterback had signed with Seattle

After what was reported as a positive visit with the Seahawks, former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick still remains unsigned. Director Spike Lee, who is a friend of the quarterback reported otherwise in a now deleted Instagram post. SB Nation captured a screen shot of it before it disappeared.

The report was quickly refuted by Seattle Times beat writer Bob...

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David Fucillo

49ers begin process of building Tom Rathman’s Hall of Fame statue

The much deserved induction will include a full statue for the 49ers Museum.

The San Francisco 49ers are inducting former running backs coach and fullback Tom Rathman into the team Hall of Fame later this fall. Each player inducted into the Hall of Fame gets a statue in his honor added to the 49ers Museum. Here are some examples from the Levi’s Stadium website. You can get tickets here to visit the museum.

Earlier this week, the team posted some pictures as the statue process gets...

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David Fucillo

Daniel Kilgore noted a change to 49ers strength routine

I like the addition of more competition.

The San Francisco 49ers overturned most of their coaching staff this offseason with the hiring of Kyle Shanahan, and a notable change was in the strength and conditioning program. The team elected to not retain longtime strength coach Mark Uyeyama, and replaced him with former Washington strength coach Ray Wright.

Uyeyama had joined the 49ers in 2008 as the assistant strength and conditioning coach, and was promoted to the lead role in 2011. The...

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David Fucillo

Kyle Juszczyk explains why he chose uniform No. 44

He is a big fan of Dallas Clark, and he could become an even bigger pass catcher for the 49ers.

The San Francisco 49ers have been issuing uniform numbers to their veteran and rookie additions the past few weeks as they move through the offseason workout program. For some rookies, they are assigned a number and that’s it. For many players, they pick a number that has some meaning to them. For example, Solomon Thomas was initially assigned No. 96, but switched to No. 94 because of his...

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Chip Kelly joins ESPN as college football and NFL analyst

He had a successful stint in college coaching at Oregon and two NFL stops in Philadelphia and San Francisco. But now he joins Rex Ryan in the “Recently fired NFL coaches club” at ESPN. Chip Kelly has signed a deal to join the Worldwide Leader this season pulling a rare TV double as both a college football and NFL analyst. He’ll be seen mainly on ESPN2 during the college football season as a pregame, halftime and studio update analyst. And then he’ll be seen on SportsCenter on...

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49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: DL Ronald Blair

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). We move on to defensive lineman Ronald Blair.

Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more...

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ESPN hires Chip Kelly as analyst

Former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly won’t be on the sideline this upcoming season. But he will definitely be employed. ESPN has hired Kelly to become a studio analyst for the upcoming college football season. The network made it official with a press release on Friday. “Kelly will primarily be part of Saturday pregame, halftime and wrap-up shows on ESPN2. He will also provide NFL analysis on Sundays during SportsCenter,” the announcement read. Kelly...

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David Fucillo

49ers need serious improvement from their guards

The 49ers primary candidates at the guard positions did not fare well in pass blocking.

The San Francisco 49ers added four veteran offensive lineman this offseason, signing Garry Gilliam, Brandon Fusco, and Tim Barnes, and trading for Jeremy Zuttah. They signed a host of UDFAs as well, but the primary competition will feature veterans vs. returning players.

Zuttah is competing with Daniel Kilgore at center, Gilliam is competing with Trent Brown at right tackle, and Tim Barnes is competing...

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Eric Mangini is a fan of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is looking for a job, and Eric Mangini should be on his list of references. Mangini was on the 49ers’ coaching staff from 2013-2015, and he says that if any team called him about Kaepernick he would have positive things to say. “I haven’t personally talked to anybody about it, but what I will say about Colin is I had a really good experience with Colin,” Mangini told Pro Football Talk. “I wasn’t there over the last season where the protest and the different off...

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San Francisco 49ers: Predicting the cornerback depth chart in 2017

The San Francisco 49ers have made some noteworthy changes at cornerback heading into 2017. With the regular season on the horizon, Niner Noise lays out predictions how the depth chart shapes up.   Cornerback will be a crucial position for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Sure, it’s always important. But in years prior, the […] San Francisco 49ers: Predicting the cornerback depth chart in 2017 - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Golden Nuggets: An Increasingly Depressing Narrative

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the interbutts. Saturday, May 27th, 2017 edition.

Good morning friends,

In the interim days between OTA sessions, we’re limited to “human interest” busywork articles to fill space. Fortunately, today saw a rather fortuitous mixture of major articles:

A modern, short term historical biography of Kyle Shanahan The BREAKING NEWZ of Chip Kelly going the Tebow route joining ESPN A hit useless hit piece from a nobody against James...

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San Francisco 49ers: Who is wide receiver Pierre Garcon?

Niner Noise’s “Who Is?” series on 2017 San Francisco 49ers players rolls out our next installment on veteran free-agent pickup, wide receiver Pierre Garcon and how his ties with head coach Kyle Shanahan will help the offense.   One of the first moves made by the San Francisco 49ers regime was to land a notable […] San Francisco 49ers: Who is wide receiver Pierre Garcon? - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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David Fucillo

Video from first week of 49ers OTAs

Taking what we can get for now!

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their first three OTAs this week, and the players are off until early next week. In the meantime, 49ers Studios put together a brief video showing some highlights from the first week of OTAs.

The video above is a little over a minute. We obviously can’t take much of anything from it, but feel free to overreact as you see fit. It’s three days of no pads and no live contact, but it’s more of something resembling real...

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What matters and what doesn’t matter at 49ers OTAs

Position battles are not decided, but seeing NaVorro Bowman back from his torn Achilles does matter.

The San Francisco 49ers have wrapped up three OTAs this week, and with four left plus mandatory minicamp, the offseason workout program is rapidly coming to a close. The 49ers had media availability on Tuesday, and they will have it again next Wednesday. Practice will be open at noon, and that will be followed by defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, defensive position coaches, and players in...

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San Francisco 49ers: Who is offensive guard Joshua Garnett?

Niner Noise rolls along with our “Who Is?” series on San Francisco 49ers players in 2017, and this article takes a look at second-year offensive guard Joshua Garnett and whether or not he’ll improve this season.   Former San Francisco 49ers’ first-round draft pick Joshua Garnett’s rookie season may not be the benchmark the former […] San Francisco 49ers: Who is offensive guard Joshua Garnett? - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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David Fucillo

Solomon Thomas ‘hopeful/eager’ to sign soon with 49ers

No, this should not end up like the Joey Bosa situation.

The San Francisco 49ers have signed all but three of their 2017 NFL draft picks, with only Solomon Thomas, Reuben Foster, and C.J. Beathard unsigned. The 49ers are in the midst of their offseason workout program, and Foster and Beathard have been participating, likely having signed waivers until they get their contracts done.

Thomas remains unsigned and is not participating in the program due to Stanford’s academic calendar. Rookies...

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David Fucillo

2017 fantasy football rankings: Notable 49ers sleepers after Carlos Hyde, PIerre Garçon

Jeremy Kerley, Trent Taylor, and Kyle Juszczyk are all intriguing for one reason or another.

The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of question marks on offense, but the hope is that Kyle Shanahan can do enough with his system to get some life out of the group. He’s got some past offensive partners, with guys like Brian Hoyer and Pierre Garçon leading the way. And while Carlos Hyde could very well be supplanted at some point by Joe Williams, the 49ers have some solid depth at the running back...

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49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: RB/KR Raheem Mostert

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). It’s RB Raheem Mostert’s turn.

Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so...

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